Taj Bistro (Barrie)

140 Dunlop St E, Barrie
44.38942,44.38942
About Taj Bistro:

Bringing the taste of India closer to the people in Barrie, the Taj Bistro can be found on 140 Dunlop Street East, in Barrie, Ontario. This place serves predominantly Indian-inspired international fusion cuisine in a contemporary setting.

There is street side parking near the place, is wheelchair accessible and is large enough to accommodate a larger group of friends or families with kids. The noise level is on the low side, with people enjoying a meal in a classy ambience. There are free Wi-Fi and TV. People can make a reservation or they can simply walk-in, and they will be welcomed.

The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, packs a takeout meal, delivers, and does catering. During the warm months, people can enjoy a view of the lake in their outdoor patio. The Taj Bistro is opened for lunch and dinner, on Monday to Thursday it opens at 11 AM and closes at 9 PM, while on Friday and Saturday it opens at 11 AM and closes at 10.30 PM. The bistro is closed on Sundays.

This place has been the topic of review for many people online on Yelp, Trip Advisor and Facebook. I’ve used these to create the following list of pros and cons about the Taj Bistro.

Pros:

  • Good menu options
  • Fresh ingredients and fresh spices
  • Pleasant décor
  • Takeout and delivery
  • Vegetarian and vegan meals

Cons:

  • Notes about pricey dishes
  • Some notes about customer service

The Taj Bistro first started doing business on April 24, 2014. The interior of this place can be described as modern, with a twist of rustic. The ceilings have exposed ductwork painted black, and the walls are creamy white. There are subtle decorations like a hookah in one corner, a mural of some of Taj Mahal’s archways on one wall, and modern Edison lamps casting a warm yellow light over the place.

The tables are plain wooden, while the chairs are more elaborate, with grey upholstery. One side has a seating bench instead of chairs. The bar is made from gleaming granite, and behind it is an open kitchen where the patrons can observe the preparation of their meal.

The menu consists of dishes from several famous Indian royal kitchens, bringing a fusion of tastes and spices for the true enjoyment of the patrons. There is a drinks menu with traditional Indian drinks as well as more common cocktails from its full bar. There is an offer for several varieties of soups, traditional appetisers like samosas, tandoor dishes, seafood dishes, vegetarian and gluten-free curries, authentic Indian main courses, side dishes, rice dishes and different types of naan. The Taj Bistro serves an excellent selection of Indian desserts like Ras Malai, Jalebi, Gajar Ka Halwa and more.

You can make a reservation and enjoy a night of good Indian food with friends or family, or you can order a meal through the Skip The Dishes app. There are daily specials, so make sure you ask your server what satisfying dish their chef has prepared.

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